MR502 - Quant & Qual Research Techniques
Credit Points: 20
Workload: 60 contact hours
Aims & Objectives
This unit introduces methodologies and quantitative and qualitative analysis tools that are essential for a robust research project. Students will learn both theoretical and practical skills in data collection, analysis, and presentation of results from their quantitative and qualitative analysis to formulate, test, validate and present their research thesis.
At the completion of this unit students should be able to:
- Appraise quantitative and qualitative data analysis methods in research formulation and validation.
- Select suitable quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods in research design and analysis.
- Assemble data collection, analysis and archival tools and processes that align appropriately to their research design.
- Evaluate the validity of their research findings and derive confidence intervals to inform the significance of research results.
- Critique and recommend an appropriate data analysis solution in research projects for business innovations and technical advances.
Textbook and Reference Materials
Ghauri, P., Strange, R., Grønhaug, K. (2020). Research Methods in Business Studies. United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
MIT is committed to ensure the course is current, practical and relevant so that graduates are “work ready” and equipped for life-long learning. In order to accomplish this, the MIT Graduate Attributes identify the required knowledge, skills and attributes that prepare students for the industry.
The level to which Graduate Attributes covered in this unit are as follows:
|Ability to communicate||Independent and Lifelong Learning||Ethics||Analytical and Problem Solving||Cultural and Global Awareness||Team work||Specialist knowledge of a field of study|
|Levels of attainment||Extent covered|
|The attribute is covered by theory and practice, and addressed by assessed activities in which the students always play an active role, e.g. workshops, lab submissions, assignments, demonstrations, tests, examinations.|
|The attribute is covered by theory or practice, and addressed by assessed activities in which the students mostly play an active role, e.g. discussions, reading, intepreting documents, tests, examinations.|
|The attribute is discussed in theory or practice; it is addressed by assessed activities in which the students may play an active role, e.g. lectures and discussions, reading, interpretation, workshops, presentations.|
|The attribute is presented as a side issue in theory or practice; it is not specifically assessed, but it is addressed by activities such as lectures or tutorials.|
|The attribute is not considered, there is no theory or practice or activities associated with this attribute.|